This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Grapes grown in pots for forcing, when well furnished with fruit, have a beautiful appearance, and when properly grown make an ample return. For this purpose the plants should be raised from single eyes, or a piece of the preceding year's wood, with only one joint taken off at the spring pruning and placed in a small pot of sandy earth, setting it in the grapery, where it will progress at nearly the same rate as the parent plant. As soon as it has filled the pot with roots it should be shifted into a larger one, and if everything goes on favorable it will require to be again removed, this time into the fruiting pot, which should not be less than fifteen inches over; and here it will require to establish itself before winter, that it may be in a fit state for resting until the succeeding year, then it must be cut back to within four or five joints of the pot, and afterwards be subject to the same treatment as the mature specimens. It will usually produce three or four bunches the first year, and by pruning back to three joints annually, and supplying the roots with fresh mould when first started, and liquid manure at their most active season, the plants will continue fruitful a long time.
The above plants are cultivated now pretty much on first-class places in England, where I have grown them myself, and are used for table decoration with ornamental foliage plants, and I don't know that they could not be cultivated with advantage by those in that line of business.